Mapuche Human Rights Commission

  • Mapuche Human Rights Commission – MHRC
  • Comisión Mapuche de Derechos Humanos
  • Commission Mapuche des droits de l’homme
  • Kom pu Mapuchwe Ñi Az Zugu

The Mapuche Human Rights Commission (MHRC) was founded in 2012 with the aim of using it to advocate and promote the human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous communities and in particular the Mapuche Nation. The guiding principle of the MHRC is that Indigenous Peoples speak for themselves before the world community, and for this purpose it works under the institutional wing of Auspice Stella, a non-governmental organization with special consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

The MHRC strengthens and facilitates the participation of indigenous peoples in international events and where the demands of indigenous peoples and issues related to their rights and survival are addressed. For more information on how our participation in international organizations linked to the United Nations is monitored and processed please click here. Click Aqui Link FB 

The MHRC contributes through the dissemination of information in networking, in the formation of coalitions and in diplomatic advocacy. The plans of the MHRC include the implementation of environmental, political, economic, social and cultural rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the fulfillment of territorial rights in accordance with the provisions of the international treaties.

Our proposal is in accordance with the need for participation of indigenous peoples in national and international spheres.

Our mission

The Mapuche Human Rights Commission (MHRC) is dedicated to promoting and fostering fundamental freedoms, including the right to autonomy and self-determination of the Mapuche Nation. Through reaffirming that, in the exercise of their rights, indigenous peoples must be free from all forms of discrimination, it promotes the implementation of the rights of indigenous peoples outlined in ILO Convention No. 169 (fundamentally the right to free, prior and informed consent), the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and those of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

The Mapuche Human Rights Commission is an autonomous, independent, non-profit organization with no Western-style political or religious affiliation. Its members perform their tasks on a voluntary basis. It is a volunteer organization that carries out its activities in the field of social action, in support of others and to further collective social interests.

The Mapuche Human Rights Commission intends to establish follow-up measures to monitor, report and evaluate compliance with international state obligations as ratified by Chile and Argentina.

The Mapuche Human Rights Commission invites civil society, academic organizations as well as interested institutions and individuals to present information in order to defend or promote the human rights of the Mapuche Nation. You can contact us at any of the addresses listed below.

Mapuche Human Rights Commission:

  1. Jorge Calbucura
    (Executive Director)
  1. Domingo Paine
    (Executive Secretary)
  1. Rodrigo Paillalef Monnard
  1. Reynaldo Mariqueo
    (International Treaties and Conventions)
  1. Dame Nina Saleh Ahmed
    (International relations)
  1. Atus Mariqueo-Russell
  1. Pedro Arenas Rincón
    (Human and Social Rights)
  1. Marianne Paine
    (Peace and Development)

National Sections:

Mapuche Human Rights Commission
MHRC – Switzerland.
21 Avenue Sainte-Cécile, 2éme étage,
1217 Meyrin, Genève, Suisse.
Tel: +41 79 199 18 35

Mapuche Human Rights Commission
MHRC – United Kingdom.
6 Lodge Street,
Bristol BS1 5LR.
United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 117 9279 391
Mobile: +44 (0) 7813 9797 12

Mapuche Human Rights Commission
MHRC – Sweden.
Bondevägen 3
35253 Växjö

Mapuche Human Rights Commission
MHRC – Argentina
Cacique Pincen Community, Trenque Lauquen,
Buenos Aires Province,
Mobile: + 54 155 6043 726


Translated by Barbara Chambers
Mapuche International Link